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New words in business: Firestarter

New words in business: Firestarter

Firestarter means someone who exaggerates work situations and calls resolution meetings to emerge heroic.

What it means: Someone who exaggerates work situations and calls resolution meetings to emerge heroic.

Origin: The word became popular in organisations in the 1990s long after the release of Stephen King's novel of the same name.

Usage:
"We have spent many hours resolving a non-existent problem because of our firestarter colleague."

Published on: Jan 18, 2012, 3:50 PM IST
Posted by: Navneeta N, Jan 18, 2012, 3:50 PM IST